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How to export and publish songs

Export your songs from Soundation as audio, MIDI, or project files. You can also publish your songs directly to our community.

Export audio

  1. 1
    Click on the Export icon from the sidebar on the right-hand side of the studio
  2. 2
    Select the preferred file format
  3. 3
    Your song will be processed and you can save it to your computer

The file formats you can choose from are:

  • LO-RES MP3 (192kbs)
  • HIGH-RES MP3 (320kbs)
  • WAV (16-bit)

Export MIDI

MIDI export allows you to transfer MIDI material from Soundation to virtually any MIDI sequencer or application on any platform. There are two ways to export MIDI files — As clips or as channels.

Export MIDI clips

Exporting MIDI clips lets you save each region as separate files.

  1. 1
    Select one or more MIDI clips and right-click
  2. 2
    Select “Export MIDI file” from the menu
  3. 3
    Save the file(s) to your computer

Export MIDI channel

Exporting a MIDI track consolidates all clips and lets you save the whole track as one single MIDI file.

  1. 1
    Right-click on an Instrument channel
  2. 2
    Select “Export channel as MIDI” from the menu
  3. 3
    Save the file to your computer

MIDI files

The exported MIDI file contains the notes and includes other information like velocity, time signature, and tempo. That means when you import the MIDI file to another DAW, you can pick up right where you left off in the jam session. Something to keep in mind is If the MIDI clips are empty or contain notes with 0 velocity or notes that are longer than the region, they will not be transferred.

Export project file

A studio project, or .sng file, is a file that contains all the audio files, instruments, effects and automation used in a song. You can export your song as a studio project and share it or keep a backup on your computer. If your song has imported or recorded audio, it will be a .sngz file that contains your custom audio files and the original .sng file. The file name is short for “song zip” and can be unpacked with any unzip program to find the custom audio files added to the song.

  1. 1
    Click on the Export icon from the sidebar on the right-hand side of the studio
  2. 2
    Select “Export .sng file” to download the data file of the song arrangement

Publish track to the community

Get your music out to the world, grow your fanbase and build an audience. It all starts with publishing the music on your profile.

  1. 1
    Open the song in Soundation.
  2. 2
    Click on the Export icon from the sidebar on the right-hand side of the studio.
  3. 3
    Click on “Publish track” or simply use the ctrl/cmd + P shortcut.
  4. 4
    Choose if you want to normalize the track, the volume will then be automatically adjusted to be as loud as possible.
  5. 5
    Click Publish.

The system will begin processing your song then a pop-up will prompt you to “Edit track info”. Your track page opens and you can add a title, description, picture, and genre category, if you want it visible, allow comments, and if you would like listeners to be able to download your track. Remember to hit “Save” to activate the settings.


Now your song is saved to your profile. Click the title of the track to open up the track page with the widget player.

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